NQT Special: Marbles and other top tips for NQTs

28 November 2013

NQT mentors are a crucial support during your first year. As part of SecEd's NQT special edition, Emma Lee-Potter speaks to three experienced mentors to get some handy ideas and key advice for new teachers everywhere.

NQT Special: Strategies for managing behaviour

28 November 2013

Managing behaviour is often the biggest challenge for NQTs. As part of SecEd's NQT special edition, Matt Bromley discusses why students misbehave, how teachers can and should react in different circumstances, and offers 10 strategies for NQTs on how to ma

NQT Special: Starting the journey to outstanding

28 November 2013

Every NQT aspires to become an outstanding teacher, but where does this journey start and how should you approach the challenge. As part of SecEd's NQT special edition, Dorothy Lepkowska asks some experts for their advice.

NQT Special: Meeting the needs of all pupils

28 November 2013

With official statistics indicating that as many as one in five pupils in the UK have an SEN, every NQT must be prepared to teach pupils with a range of conditions. As part of SecEd's NQT special edition, Sean Stockdale looks at how you can meet the needs

NQT Special: Develop four outstanding habits

28 November 2013

As an NQT, ensuring you start as you mean to go on with your CPD is vital. As part of SecEd's NQT special edition, David Weston offers four effective professional development habits.

Getting your NQTs to outstanding

10 October 2013

Lucy Helan discusses her work to improve the quality of teaching in her school by developing a programme to support new teachers to reach outstanding.

One month in: An NQT report

10 October 2013

Like many others, Jenny Turner began life at the chalkface as an NQT in September. One month in, she discusses her ups and downs so far, the key lessons she has learnt, and her priorities for the rest of the term.

Inducting new staff and NQTs

6 September 2013

School leader Ben Solly offers his advice on how we can support the effective induction of new teachers, including a specific focus on successful lesson observation strategies.

NQT special: Tips to handle the pressures of NQT life

27 June 2013

'Fran' is a typical NQT, whose story has been compiled by the Teacher Support Network based on the calls it receives from teachers across the country. Julian Stanley offers some advice and pointers to help NQTs and young teachers tackle the most common pr

NQT special: A summer checklist for the NQT

27 June 2013

The end of the school year is in sight, but NQTs must be careful – it is important to finish your year in the right way, approach the summer properly, and also spare a thought about how to prepare for September. Margaret Adams offers her survival checklis

NQT special: Mentor and mentee relationships

27 June 2013

The mentor-mentee relationship is crucial for new teachers. Amy Benziane reflects on what makes an excellent mentor and the qualities that mentees need to bring to the relationship.

NQT special: Standing up for your rights as a new teacher

27 June 2013

It is vital that new teachers know their rights and entitlements as they adjust to life at the chalkface. The NASUWT’s Chris Keates discusses the importance of supporting our NQTs and explains why and how the union is challenging government to help protec

NQT special: Moving from trainee to NQT

27 June 2013

SecEd’s current NQT diarist reflects on her first year at the chalkface and offers advice to trainee teachers who are preparing to begin their careers in September.

NQT special: Getting ready for year 2

27 June 2013

SecEd’s NQT diary is a popular column which is penned every year by a new recruit to the teaching profession. We asked last year’s diarist, Tomas Duckling, to offer his advice on how this year’s NQTs should approach their second year.

Advice & guidance for NQTs at the end of term 1

12 December 2012

One term down, two to go ― NQTs everywhere will be looking forward to the end of term. SecEd's annual autumn NQT special eight page section offers a wealth of advice to help new teachers reflect on term 1 at the chalkface and prepare for terms 2 an

Do you have a resilience strategy?

29 November 2012

After her NQT year, Kathryn Lovewell had made herself so ill she was hospitalised. She now teaches teachers resilience strategies and has just released a book called Every Teacher Matters.

Surviving inspection as an NQT

29 November 2012

New teachers, more than most perhaps, feel the pressure when inspectors come calling. Dorothy Lepkowska looks at what has changed in the new Ofsted framework and seeks out some advice on surviving inspection for NQTs.

Do you do to-do lists?

29 November 2012

Another former SecEd NQT diarist extols the virtues of to-do lists for the busy young teacher.

NQTs: Are you down and out in December?

29 November 2012

After working flat-out all term, NQTs could well be feeling down and out this December. CPD expert Margaret Adams discusses why this is normal and how you should cope with it.

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